Stephen Harrigan & Jeffrey Stuart Kerr

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For Wednesday October 23rd, we are talking with writer Stephen Harrigan about his new book of essays The Eye of the Mammoth (published by the University of Texas Press), and with writer Jeffrey Stuart Kerr about his book Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas (published by Texas Tech University Press.)

Stephen Harrigan is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the award-winning novels The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton, and the critically acclaimed essay collection The Eye of the Mammoth. A faculty fellow at UT’s Michener Center for Writers, he is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and has contributed articles to a wide variety of other publications, including the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Audubon, American History, and Slate.

You can learn more about Stephen by visiting his website,

Jeffrey S. Kerr is the author of two other books on Texas history, Austin, Texas: Then and Now (a 2005 nonfiction finalist for the Writers’ League of Texas Violet Crown Award) and The Republic of Austin (now in its third printing). He also writes a regular history column for the online periodical Austin Post. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Austin.

You can learn more about Jeffrey, by visiting his website

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